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Over the years, social franchising has grown to become a popular and viable method of expansion for social enterprises. Social franchising is franchising with social goals such as reach and impact.
The franchise industry is becoming stronger and stronger over time, and the number of franchised businesses has reached around 48,000 units, with around 710,000 people employed within the sector.
In this post, we’re going to take you through why and how to turn your business into a franchise and then discuss how you would go about securing finance for your franchise business.
Like any form of expansion, franchising can come with its growing pains. Even experienced business owners can run into problems when running (or planning) a franchise, especially without the experience and knowledge of professional consultants like The Franchise Company.
Franchising is big business for small companies in the UK. In 2015 over 1,000 different franchise systems generated annual sales of £15.1bn from...1 July 2016 9:08 am
20 of the UK's best franchisees have been announced as finalists for the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2016. Recognising "the highest...23 June 2016 10:52 am
Little Dessert Shop have recently completed their franchise development project with The Franchise Company and have have just had a successful...30 August 2016 3:26 pm
Want free tickets to this weekends National Franchise Exhibition. Simply click on this link to book your free ticket and save £15! Free National...26 September 2016 9:19 am
Spark4Kids will be launching the franchise opportunity in January 2017. The business provides coding sessions for children, teaching them about...30 November 2016 12:25 pm
We've been working with a number of businesses over the last few months so keep an eye out for some great new franchise opportunities that will be...30 November 2016 12:12 pm
We're going to be at the NEC this Fri & Sat exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition. We'll be there from 10am, talking to existing...26 September 2016 9:13 am
The National Franchise Exhibition Friday 30 September 2016 - Saturday 01 October 2016 The UK's largest franchise exhibition Leading brands Meet...26 September 2016 9:06 am
For 2015 and 2016, the franchise sector is expected to be valued at more than £15 billion in the UK economy, according to the bfa NatWest Franchise...5 January 2017 11:56 am
Need a ticket to the upcoming British & International Franchise Exhibition? We have a number of free tickets available, so do get in touch....12 January 2017 9:55 am
The Franchise Company have been working with spa and hot tub retailers Award Leisure over the past few months and are proud to say that we have...6 January 2017 10:31 am
There's barely 3 weeks to go before the London franchise exhibition. We'll be there talking to business throughout the South East and helping them...5 January 2017 12:03 pm
There are many businesses that want to look at franchising but are often deterred because of their lack of understanding about the whole franchising...30 November 2016 1:15 pm
A new e-learning initiative aimed to help aspiring franchisees has been launched by the British Franchise Association (bfa) and Lloyds Bank. The...30 November 2016 12:34 pm
As everyone who has started their own franchise business knows, the start-up period can be a steep learning curve for a franchisee. The wait for that...5 January 2017 11:55 am
Franchise Finance Ltd has launched a £50m fund that aims to "transform thousands of franchise businesses across the UK by providing franchisees with...6 February 2017 6:28 pm
We're really pleased with the progress Award Leisure are making and from the response they got at Londons recent franchise exhibition, it looks like...6 February 2017 6:38 pm
Brexit - Implications for UK franchising This will largely depend on the nature of the UK's future trading relationship with the EU. It is yet to be...6 February 2017 5:35 pm
We had a very exciting time at the London franchise exhibition, and with numerous new clients on board, we're pleased to say that franchising...6 February 2017 6:43 pm
Entrepreneurs who have developed a successful business often wonder if they should franchise as a way to expand their operations. Like any business...7 March 2017 12:13 pm
Well done to Ministry of Dog who have just appointed their first franchisee. The Dorset based dog walking and dog daycare company have been working...1 June 2017 8:47 am
These days it takes more than a simple phone call to recruit franchisees. To be successful you need a integrated approach that looks ta online and...7 March 2017 12:29 pm
One of our colleages Julie Waites is sitting on the BFA HSBC Franchisee of the Year 2017 panel. With 5 categories to judge, its going to be a hectic...1 June 2017 8:58 am
Kids Photography Club have just announced they have BFA accreditation and will be exhibiting at the Manchester Franchise Exhibition. Working with The...1 June 2017 9:17 am
Well done to Heritage Healthcare who recently won the 'Emerging Franchise of the Year' award from the British Franchise Association. After working...7 March 2017 12:22 pm
Dont forget the BFA franchise exhibtion in Manchester on the 16 & 17th June. For your free ticket simply go to BFA Manchester Franchise...1 June 2017 9:24 am
A Newcastle-based business owner has scooped the wine industry's top award for education in recognition of the national success of his...23 June 2016 10:21 am